Train Derailed by Mudslide in Washington

By Jillian MacMath, Staff Writer
December 24, 2012; 3:51 AM ET
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A train was knocked off its tracks Monday afternoon by a mudslide in Everett, Wash.

A man happened to catch the footage on his cell phone, as the slide came down the face of a 100-ft. slope, knocking seven of the train's cars off the tracks.

The cars were carrying packages of disinfectant and chemicals used in cleaning supplies and fertilizer.

No injuries were reported. A hazardous materials team cleared that there was no threat to the environment or public health.


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